A massive cannabis farm in a Black Country industrial unit has been busted by police after a tip off about suspicious activity at the site. Officers raided the unit in Old Park Road in Wednesbury at around 8.20am on Tuesday (September 19).
The local neighbourhood team worked alongside West Midlands Fire Service’s technical rescue team to break down the cannabis factory. It was found to have around 2,000 plants which would have an estimated value of around £2 million.
The police found extractor fans, electrical cables and other growing equipment. They then called in the fire service due to safety concerns, with some plants found on a makeshift second floor.
The Wednesbury Town Police team Tweeted on Wednesday (September 20): “We have been working tirelessly over the past 24 hours with West Midlands Fire Service’s Technical Rescue Unit and other fire officers dismantling a cannabis factory of 2,000 plants.
Due to safety issues fire brought in additional safety equipment, to help as we tackle plants on a DIY second floor.” The team were still working on the second floor at around 5pm on Wednesday.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We have seized almost 2,000 cannabis plants from a #Wednesbury industrial unit. At around 8.20am on Tuesday morning (September 19) we received a call reporting suspicious activity at the unit on Old Park Road.
“Once inside the industrial unit, officers found hundreds of cannabis plants along with extractor fans and growing equipment No arrests have yet been made but our enquiries are ongoing.”